The FDA granted Neurescue a "two-fer" on its intelligent balloon catheter for aortic occlusion with 510(k) clearance for emergency control of hemorrhage and investigational device exemption for use in cardiac arrest. By inflating a soft balloon at diaphragm level, the device dramatically increases perfusion to the heart, brain and lungs within a minute of deployment via the femoral artery.
Atheart Medical Inc. came on the market with splash, simultaneously announcing the company’s formation and its launch of a U.S. investigational device exemption (IDE) trial for the Resept ASD occluder, a device designed to close atrial septal defects. Resept features a metal-free, bioresorbable frame to reduce the risks associated with the long-term presence of metal in the heart.
Agnovos Healthcare LLC, a company using regenerative medicine to treat localized effects of bone disease, has received the FDA’s nod for an IDE clinical trial to assess its AGN1 local osteo-enhancement procedure (LOEP) small-volume (SV) kit in patients with vertebral compression fractures (VCFs). The investigational device is intended to treat stable but painful VCFs via a minimally invasive procedure. The kit, which comes in the form of two single-use trays, contains a calcium-based, resorbable, triphasic implant material that is designed to align the pace of resorption with bone formation, providing treated vertebrae with immediate and durable protection.